1996 El Periodo Especial (Cuba 1993, Fidel Castro)
Run time 53,10’Producer Lutz MommartzProduction Company MommartzfilmAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage SpanishContact Information www.mommartzfilm.com
As on a journey to Cuba by a speech from Fidel Castro before his Parliament that was transmitted in television a film was made. (original epic sound)
A severe hurricane, which devastated parts of the island the day before, just decays . I turn on the TV in my hotel room and without understanding Spanish I hold my video camera on the screen: Fidel Castro before his parliament, hanging on the lips. He is in the middle of one of his great speeches which will take 50 minutes.
I ask for a pillow because my arm is paralyzed, my neck becomes stiff, the eyepiece is sweating, but I do not stop filmimg.
While the sound continues unedited, the picture from time to time is interrupted with tourist photographs and television images of the disaster.
The Lutz Mommartz Film Archive is a collection of the film works of German film-maker Lutz Mommartz, considered to be one of the pioneers in the film genre known as the "other cinema". Mommartz was born in Erkelenz in 1934 and spent most of his life in Düsseldorf. He began making movies in 1967 and eventually became Professor of Film at the Kunstakademie Münster. He still lives and works in Germany, dividing his time between Düsseldorf and Berlin.